Awesome run, I had to constantly plan each step so I had no time to think about if I was tired or not. Lots of people fell, I mangaed to stay on both feet the entire time, but came close to crashing a few times. Felt good for most of the run, only got tired around 10 miles in, but then the gel I had must have kicked in because I felt good again.
What would you do differently?:
Drink more water/gatorade. I have never had leg cramps while running, but around 10 miles my right outer calf muscle started to cramp causing my foot to pull out. It was a very weird sensation. It went away, but the last 1/2 mile there was a muddy slippery downhill before the uphill finish. I was having trouble not slipping and falling in the mud and I noticed both outer calf muscles started to cramp. I was probably dehydrated, and the uneven terrain is not something I am used to running in for that long. Next time, train on more trails and drink more when running.
None - grabbed banana, orange, gatorade and water. Walked to car.
What limited your ability to perform faster:
The mud and technical difficulty of trying to stay upright.
Will do this again next year - it was a lot of fun.
Last updated: 2008-12-29 12:00 AM
Overall Rank = 351/
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 9/18
2 packets of oatmeal